A friend of “Fast and Furious” star Paul Walker was behind the wheel of the high-performance Porsche Carrera when it crashed and erupted in flames, an autopsy report released Wednesday said.
Driver Roger Rodas, 38, died from traumatic injuries, and Walker, 40, died from a combination of traumatic injuries and burns, Los Angeles County coroner officials said.
Los Angeles County Coroner’s Assistant Chief Ed Winter said the men died “within seconds” of the crash. More details will be available when the final autopsy is released, Winter said.
The deaths have been ruled an accident, with the injuries occurring as the result of “auto versus fixed object.” Although witnesses confirmed that Rodas and Walker were in the car, the men were positively identified through dental records.
They were killed about 3:30 p.m. Saturday when the 2005 Porsche Carrera GT crashed into a pole and several trees on Hercules Street in Santa Clarita.
Rest in Peace Paul.